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LB06 Lives Dismantled in a Church DismantledRegister for Courses
September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
One event on September 27, 2022 at 10:00 am
The first session of this course will take place on Tuesday, September 20, with a second session following on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
In these two sessions, instructor Dr. Conrad Kanagy will introduce his work over the past two years, in which he argues that God is “dismantling the church” as we have created it because God wishes to renovate the church on the road to the restoration of Eden, or God’s kingdom. Conrad identifies with this dismantling in a deeply personal way, as he describes the rigid religious context of Big Valley, PA, in which he grew up, his various crises of faith, and most recently a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Important Biblical texts in his writing are Isaiah 40 and Psalm 46, which point to the fact that all dismantling is held within the safety and security of God’s sovereignty, and that if we yield to the Spirit’s work, we will always find our way home.
About the instructor: Dr. Conrad Kanagy
Conrad L. Kanagy is a retired Mennonite pastor, a professor of sociology at Elizabethtown College where he is approaching his 30th year, a church consultant, author book series: A Church Dismantled – A Kingdom Restored, and a current biographer of the theologian Walter Brueggemann. He lives with his wife, Heidi, in Elizabethtown, PA.